September 29 – November 21, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception: October 5, 6-8pm
Stacy Asher, Lincoln, NE
Randy Garber, Boston, MA
Shelley Gipson, Jonesboro, AK
Nicole Pietrantoni, Walla Walla, WA
Miguel Riviera, Kansas City, MO
Barbara Robertson, Seattle, WA
Erik Waterkotte, Charlotte, NC
Seven contemporary artists present works in print media and new technological approaches that examine the continuing necessity for the print in contemporary culture, with an aesthetic need for the printed mark with intent, and how impact is made. Printmakers have continuously been the adapters of new technologies since the 15th Century, and are at the forefront of “inter-print” adaptations today, with the use of digital technologies for printing, for carving and platemaking, for photo-mechanical integrations, as well as photo imagery inclusions. Significantly, prints today respond to the look of our technological age, that grants aesthetic weight to data gathering, chart and graph lines, the visual overload and dynamism of designed ad/image production, glowing screen colors and light as the impression. These artists question how to see and examine the world around us, through visual cues and memory.
This exhibition coincides with the Mid America College Art Association Conference hosted by the UNL School of Art, Art History & Design, October 4-6, 2018. The conference theme is “Techne Expanding: New Tensions, Tools, Terrain”.